The credits of the film show that it is directed by Quentin Tarantino, who is famous for directing films such as Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers and Jackie Brown. These films are well known for their brutally violent scenes, their portrayal of gangsters, their twisted humour and their originality. We can therefore expect something similar from Pulp Fiction, as Quentin Tarantino is known for this certain style of film. John Travolta (Swordfish), Samuel L. Jackson (Shaft) and Bruce Willis (Die Hard) are all shown to be stars of the film in the credits.
They are all well-known actors and are famous for being in other violent gangster films, meaning we can expect them to play similar roles in Pulp Fiction. The executive producer is Danny Devito, who is famous for many comedy films. He was also in the gangster comedy ‘Get Shorty’, meaning we can expect Pulp Fiction to be funny as well. The music playing over the credits then goes into smooth gangster style music. This sets the mood for the next scene – showing that it will be more calm and chilled out, and shows that the scene will probably have changed from the hold up in the diner.
The core target audience of the film is mostly males aged between sixteen and thirty years old (although the film carries an ’18’ certificate). Fans of action and violent films are also the main audience, especially fans of gangster films. People who have seen and enjoyed other Quentin Tarantino films would also be the core target audience. The alternative audience to the film would be people interested in seeing a Quentin Tarantino film and people interested in seeing a different style of film, that is more original than others in its genre.